Every day we hear someone say, I am so busy. I just don't have enough time to get things done!And I imagine each of us has fallen into that same feeling from time to time. Are you a good manager of your time? Could you improve upon your use of this limited and precious item called time? If we are honest, the responses are probably No and Yes.

As part of my business coaching and strategic thinking and planning consulting work, we do work on improving time management of individuals and of teams. We search to find more time by becoming more efficient and much more conscious about how we spend our time. Here are 20 more tips from Yuor Strategic Thinking Business Coach that have proven to be helpful in managing one's time.

1. Determine the time of day you are most productive and use that time to accomplish difficult tasks.

2. Prepare a TO DO list the night before or each morning with priorities set for you.

3. Do more than one thing at a time. Return a phone call while waiting for a document to be copies, for example.

4. Set deadlines for yourself.

5. Collect articles you want to read in a folder and mark if Reading. Take it with you so you can read the materials as you wait for appointments, planes, etc.

6. Be organized. Establish systems and procedures for your job and/or business.

7. Block out specific times for specific tasks such as phone calls, planning, emails, etc.

8. Develop templates of documents you create regularly, and then modify them as needed.

9. Whenever you feel yourself procrastinating, ask yourself what you are avoiding?

10. Hold meetings only when there is a need for one.

11. Break down large projects into smaller tasks.

12. Store your reference materials, manuals, etc. in one convenient place.

13. Always begin meetings on time and don't wait for latecomers.

14. Keep all project information in one place.

15. Develop and use a tickler or follow-up system.

16. Use a simple filing system.

17. Set goals.

18. Learn to say "NO." It is said to be the most powerful word in time management vocabulary.

19. Allocate your time to those who deserve it rather than to those who demand it.

20. Ask for advice when needed.

Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach encourages you to strive for excellence in strategic time management. If you would like to learn more about how a strategic thinking business coach can assist and guide you in that endeavor, please contact Glenn Ebersole trough his website at www.businesscoach4u.com or via email at jgecoach@aol.com

Author's Bio: 

J. Glenn Ebersole, Jr. is a multi-faceted professional, who is recognized as a visionary, guide and facilitator in the fields of business coaching, marketing, public relations, management, strategic planning and engineering. Glenn is the Founder and Chief Executive of two Lancaster, PA based consulting practices: The Renaissance Group, a creative marketing, public relations, strategic planning and business development consulting firm and J. G. Ebersole Associates, an independent professional engineering, marketing, and management consulting firm. He is a Certified Facilitator and serves as a business coach and a strategic planning facilitator and consultant to a diverse list of clients. Glenn is also the author of a monthly newsletter, “Glenn’s Guiding Lines – Thoughts From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach” and has published more than 275 articles on business.